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'''George MacDonald''' (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors, including W. H. Auden, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien,Walter de la Mare,E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. C. S. Lewis wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of ''Phantastes'' one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read. A few hours later", said Lewis, "I knew that I had crossed a great frontier." G. K. Chesterton cited ''The Princess and the Goblin'' as a book that had "made a difference to my whole existence".Elizabeth Yates (author)|Elizabeth Yates wrote of ''Sir Gibbie'', "It moved me the way books did when, as a child, the great gates of...
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Birth placeHuntly, Scotland|Huntly, Aberdeenshire (traditional)|Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|United Kingdom
Death date{{death date and age|1905|9|18|1824|12|10|df=y}}
Death placeAshtead, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
OccupationMinister (Christianity)|Minister, writer (poet, novelist)
NationalityScottish/British
Period19th century
GenreChildren's literature
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Notableworks''Lilith (novel)|Lilith'', ''Phantastes'', ''David Elginbrod'', ''The Princess and the Goblin'', ''At the Back of the North Wind''
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